I had a spot close to where the "good" fishing is normally and put out two rods with slip sinker rigs and rainbow Power Bait. Then I proceeded to plant my butt on the retaining wall and wait.
It's not that there weren't any fish being caught (two or three that I saw), but they were few and far between. Most seem to be taken on a Power Worm under a sinking bobber. In the past couple of years since the new management took over the lake (and pond) the methods of catching have all gone to hell. Things like Kastmasters (tried several colors), Power Bait (tried several colors and several Pro-Cure bait scents), for the float tubers, certain flies, have all gone out the window.
Now there is a kid out there (Dillion) that fishes the pond on a regular basis and even he wasn't catching anything. He's one of those that runs around the lake (young and energetic) and chases the school (which consisted of about 15 fish on Friday) and tries to take them on any of the 10 or so lures he has in his lure box.
Let's talk about stocking. 600 pounds, three times since the pond "re-opened" for trout fishing maybe a month ago or so. At least that was what I got out of the "stocking" board at check-in and when you take out the number that the 18 (that I saw on Friday) pelicans and numerous cormorants ( I didn't bother trying to count them) take, that doesn't leave very many for those that pay $11.00 to fish there.
|6 of the 18 pelicans|
|More of the pond|
As Porky Pig would say, That's, That's, That's all folks.